Chrissy Metz and Credit Card: From Broke to Woke

This is Us star, Chrissy Metz, shares that changing her philosophy and outlook on money helped improve her credit rating and overall financial situation. According to the star and her interview with Turbo, taking about finances allows individuals to stay smart and savvy about their finances.

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Humble Beginnings

According to CNBC, in their segment titled ‘Make It Money Talks,’ Chrissy Metz reportedly only had 81 cents in her bank account prior to starring in the hit series. Prior to being financially wise and knowledgeable, the actress opened up with her trial and error relationship with credit cards. At the age of 18, Metz tells CNBC that she had bought $200 worth of perfume and ended up having $2,300 interest.

Breaking the Stigma

The actress feels that opening up about money often belongs up to a realm of taboo, particularly with society’s stigma and judgement surrounding this issue. Chrissy hopes that conversations regarding this subject can not only become more normalized but also one that evolves in the long run.

In her interview with Bustle, the actress states that people believe that their identity and sense of self-worth is often tied to their bank accounts as well as their roles in society, particularly women who have been relegated to the background. Talking with other individuals about your budget and limits, such as friends and family, is a good place to start, says the actress.

Changing the Mindset

Chrissy Metz is a firm believer in changing the way people think about money and how they save money. She insists on thinking smart about the future and saving up for a rainy day, particularly when she does not know how long her gig in the industry can last.

Bustle notes that the actress goes through a series of processes prior to buying or committing to an item. These criteria often include usefulness, comfortability, and its importance.